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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Mr. T. Thompson, — Elected for Auckland Vice Sir G. Grey, Resigned

page 119

Mr. T. Thompson,

Elected for Auckland Vice Sir G. Grey, Resigned.

Mr. T. Thompson,

Mr. T. Thompson,

Thomas Thomp on is an Irishman, born in County Cork in 1833, and is therefore 62 years of age. In early life he was apprenticed to the provision trade, but in 1852 emigrated to Victoria. Owing to weak health he removed in 1855 to Auckland, where he started a grocery store, from which he retired in 1883, having been a successful man of business. In 1858 he became a volunteer and served through the Waikato war. After becoming settled in business in Auckland, he took an active part in local affairs, and sat on the City Council, Harbour Board, and other bodies. Was first returned to the House in 1884, and sat until 1803, when he was defeated (vide details of Auckland election under Mr. Button's name). At the recent election, necessitated by the resignation of Sir George Grey, Mr. Thompson was opposed by Mr. Richard Monk, who was defeated with comparative ease. For a number of years, Mr. Thompson was Chairman of one of the Public Petitions Committees.

Result of bye-election, 1895:—
Thompson, T. 5528 Returned.
Monk, R. 3535 Defeated.